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Jim. Dawson represents clients in labor and employment law matters and related litigation before state and federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board. He serves as a management member of the American Bar Association Committee on the Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act and is a past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He served as the firm’s President and Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Jim has also been a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law, a nationally recognized text on labor law, and has authored numerous articles on employment law issues. He has also been a frequent lecturer, locally and nationally, addressing bar and business groups on labor and employment law topics. He is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a non-profit professional organization honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in labor and employment law.

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Named a Super Lawyer ® 2013-2017
  • Regularly nominated by peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America”
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Regularly named as Leader in his Field by the Chambers USA Guide
  • Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Recipient of the 2015 Leonard Lindquist Distinguished Practice Award by The Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • Wisconsin, 1994

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association ,Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Chair (1987-1988)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association


  • J.D., Saint Louis University, 1973
  • B.A., Saint Louis University, 1970


  • Contributing Editor to The Developing Labor Law, a nationally recognized text on labor law
    Author of numerous articles on labor and employment law issues


  • Frequent lecturer, locally and nationally on topics of labor and employment law


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